Satellite-based Services for Disaster Risk Management in Portugal


Lisbon, Portugal

The final Agenda of the workshop is available in pdf here.

Lisbon Naval Base (Alfeite, Almada)

All times are in local time (CEST)

09.30 – 10.00 Registrations and welcome coffee

10:00 – 11.00 Keynotes

10.00 – 10.15 Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo, Chief of the Navy and National Maritime Authority

10.15 – 10.25 Dominique Tilmans, President Eurisy

10.25 – 10.35 Ricardo Conde, President of the Portuguese Space Agency

10.35 – 10.50 Rodrigo da Costa, Executive Director, EUSPA, Space assets for disaster management

10.50 – 11.00 Ana Paiva, Secretary of State for Science

11:00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13.00 European Space Program Capabilities for Disaster Risk Management

Moderated by Marie Menard, Senior Communications Officer, EUSPA

11.30 – 11.45 Marie Menard, Senior Communications Officer, EUSPA, CASSINI Programme and funding opportunities

11.45 – 12.00 André Moreira Gonçalves, Communications consultant, European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), How can satellite data support disaster risk management? The potential behind the Copernicus Emergency Management Service

12.00 – 12.25Georgios Andreas Synnefakis, EUSPA, GOVSATCOM for disaster management

12:25 – 13:00 Q&A

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00- 15:00 Panel Presentations

Space assets supporting the Disaster Risk Management Cycle 

What can space data contribute to prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery?
Moderated by Carolina Sa, Portuguese Space Agency

14:00 – 14:10 António Araújo, Country Business Manager and Section Head of the Remote Sensing Division, GMV, GMV contribution to the national capacity in earth observation for disaster management

14:10 – 14:20 João Bentes, Institutional Affairs Manager, GeoSAT, Earth Observation for Disaster Management

14:20 – 14:30 Ricardo Cabral, Co-Founder, Spotlite, Spotlite: Harnessing Satellite Data for Improved Asset Management

14:30 – 14:40 Miguel Correia, Managing Partner, EYECON, From Data to Safety: Mapping Landslide Risks with SOILRISK

14:40 – 14:50 Pedro Ribeiro, Technical Manager in Earth Observation Services, DEIMOS, Disaster resilience in coastal regions: EO-based solutions and on-board data processing

14:50 – 15:00 João Neves, Aerospace Manager, Thales Edisoft Portugal, S.A., Earth  Observation and Geospatial Information in the support to the maritime environment

15:00 – 15:30 Q&A

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00 Panel Presentations

Applications and Uses of Satellite-based Solution for Disaster Risk Management

Users best practices and lessons learned stemming from the use of satellite applications in their daily operations
Moderated by Annalisa Donati, Eurisy

16:00 – 16:10 Annalisa Donati, Secretary General, Eurisy, User Needs Assessment for Enhanced Disaster Risk Reduction

16:10 – 16:20 Peter Kirov, Head of Department 2 – Safety, Security, and Surveillance, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), EMSA: EU’s eyes on the sea

16:20 – 16:30 Rúben Santiago, Hyrdographic Institute, Satellite-Derived Bathymetry for Disaster Risk Management

16:30 – 16:40 Mário Caetano, Coordinator Researcher and Deputy Director-General of Direção-Geral do Território (DGT), How the national Land cover monitoring system (SMOS) can help in disaster management?

16:40 – 16:50 John Rodrigues, INOV, SMART-CONNECT, Sistema Ciclope, Remote monitoring and decision support from INOV

16:50 – 17:00 Brigadeiro-General José Duarte da Costa, President of ANEPC

Wrap up and Conclusive remarks

by Annalisa Donati, Secretary General, Eurisy

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